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New school vs old school dating; technology latest interloper in teen dating rituals

New school vs old school dating; technology latest interloper in teen dating rituals

Amara Del Prato, Entertainment Editor

January 31, 2020

Young love, the wonderfully dramatic pastime that high school life has revolved around for generations. However, the days of heartbroken teens stand- ing outside of their ex’s house with a boombox blasting love songs are long gone. Now, young people have a whole new world to interact in with ...

Bipartisanship interferes with American democracy… again

Nathan To, News Editor

January 31, 2020

The polarizing bipartisanship that characterizes American politics continually overshadows the greater good of America. On January 22, the Senate trial began for the impeachment of President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, specifically for withholding funds from U...

Love: just another capitalist ruse

Ethen Smith, Feature Columnist

January 31, 2020

Roses! Cupid! Chocolate! As Valentine’s Day draws near, symbols of love are inescapable. But let’s be honest, beautiful bouquets and romantic confections have been around for a while at this point; most stores rolled them out as soon as Christmas was over. The time between January and mid-...

Parents use surveillance apps to keep tabs on kids away from home

Parents use surveillance apps to keep tabs on kids away from home

Joseph Manivong, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

As teenagers become more independent they often wish to exercise that independence by going out with friends — away from their parents’ watchful eyes. So it’s no surprise that parents, who may not be ready to let their children out into the real world, want to keep tabs on their childr...

Trinity Parkway becomes training ground for students’ first job

Jamba Job: (Top to bottom) Junior Jazleen Herrera and senior Chris Lara work at Jamba Juice in Trinity Parkway where they learn entry-level skills.

Jason Aquino, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

Trinity Parkway, or Park West Place, serves as more than just a shopping center for the community.  Located two miles from Bear Creek, not only is it a social center for North Stocktonians, but for students specifically, it is an accessible gateway to gain work experience. Trinity Parkway offers a multitude of stores...

High school relationships often a learning experience

Bailey Kirkeby, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2020

As Valentine’s Day approaches, a wave of loneliness strikes many single high school students.  Although healthy high school dating may benefit students, poor time management and unrealistic expectations may harm students in relationships. According to “Huff Post,” while only 2% of high school relat...

Students learn to bypass tracking apps

Bailey Kirkeby, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2020

Although helicopter parents typically have pure intentions when attempting to track their kids through applications such as Life360 and Apple’s Find My Friends, some teens seek ways to trick these location trackers to elude their parents’ ever-watchful eyes. According to the Life360 website, the simple...

Profile on the creator of ‘The Ruin Voice’: Justin Tualla

Profile on the creator of ‘The Ruin Voice’: Justin Tualla

Bailey Kirkeby, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2020

In fall 2019, the Ruin Voice, a parody of the Bruin Voice, published its first issue.  The Ruin Voice, created by senior Justin Tualla, covers topics such as Bear Creek’s never-ending bathroom issues and the death of Anime Club. Tualla says he created the “Ruin Voice” after realizing how many comical ...

A festive discomfort: being Jewish around Christmas

A festive discomfort: being Jewish around Christmas

Bailey Kirkeby, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2019

As soon as Thanksgiving ends — and often earlier — Santa hats, reindeer figurines and inflatable snowmen fill the shelves of various stores, and companies begin marketing their Christmas sales and implementing Christmas decorum in their stores and merchandise. According to a 2017 study conducted by the P...

The ‘Christ’ in Christmas has become obsolete

Ryan Flores, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

It's your birthday, and everyone else is giving each other gifts instead of celebrating you.  This is how Jesus feels about Christmas. Christmas is a Christian holiday to celebrate the birth of God's son, Jesus Christ, but over time, the Christmas tradition has evolved to be the centerpiece of the...

Wildfires spew massive amounts of CO2 into the air, leading to poor air quality

Wildfires spew massive amounts of CO2 into the air, leading to poor air quality

Thomas Bun, Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

California touts itself as a leader in a progressive climate change agenda that requires some of the strictest air pollution measures in his- tory. By monitoring gaseous pollutants, toxic air contaminants and greenhouse gases, steps are being taken by the California state government to reduce cl...

Gas-powered generators add to pollution

Bailey Kirkeby, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 15, 2019

In early October, after California’s largest electricity provider, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E), cut power to over two million people, numerous citizens quickly rushed to hardware stores to purchase portable generators. Depending on its wattage and features, gasoline-powere...

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